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Are Healthcare's Social Needs Offerings Improving Lives?
By Scott E. Rupp
A new survey of 300 hospitals and health systems, conducted by Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, claims to show how factors outside the healthcare system affect patients' long-term well-being and what healthcare organizations can do to address these challenges. The research was collected from a national survey and shows that the outcomes were structured to identify these leaders' current social needs, activities, investments and potential future efforts.
Hospitals Could Do More For Survivors Of Opioid Overdoses, Study Suggests
To get a sense of how severe the opioid crisis is in the U.S., you can look at the number of fatal overdoses — more than 33,000 in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That means, on average, 91 people are dying after overdosing on opioids each day. And for every fatal overdose, there are believed to be roughly 30 nonfatal overdoses.
Clinicians and researchers trying to get a handle on the epidemic look at those nonfatal experiences as opportunities to jump in and figure out whether there is overprescribing going on or whether the patient needs help getting treatment for an addiction.
Healthcare Organizations Ask CMS To Harmonize EHR Requirements
Healthcare organizations praised CMS for proposing greater flexibility in electronic health record requirements under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System track of MACRA and asked the agency to standardize EHR requirements across incentive programs.
The Healthcare Information Management Systems Society, the American Hospital Association, the American Health Information Management Association, and others supported CMS' proposed 2018 performance year rule's change that would allow clinicians to continue to use 2014 edition certified EHRs for another year, potentially saving them the effort of updating and installing new software.
Medicare 'Bundle' Payments Are the Right Way Forward in Healthcare
When it was introduced in 1965, Medicare's payment structure inadvertently encouraged hospitals to inflate the cost of delivering medical care. Over the past few decades, various reforms have sought to fix this incentive by providing a single payment to cover the costs of treating individuals with specific medical conditions. The attempt to bundle reimbursement for joint replacements was one of the most promising steps in this direction, but on August 15, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that it was scaling back this and other similar initiatives.
Satchel Health Aims to Reduce Hospital Readmissions with Modern Telemedicine Platform
Ryan Macy has first-hand experience with the problems currently plaguing the U.S. in the post-acute care industry. His grandmother passed away from cancer during her stay at a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF).
Following a hospital visit, many elderly patients require follow-up rehabilitative care, or "post-acute" care, which occurs in a separate facility like an SNF. But as a result of the country's growing elderly population, it's becoming increasingly difficult for clinicians to spend enough time with patients in these kinds of facilities.
What is meant by observation care? Confusion has led to its underuse and overuse. Learn about the challenges, misconceptions, policies, and documentation related to observation care, and its impact on patients. DOWNLOAD.
Amid Fears of Trump Administration Sabotage, ACA Navigators Get Early Start On Open Enrollment Preparation
Affordable Care Act enrollment counselors are getting ready for open enrollment earlier than usual this year amid signs that the Trump administration may not fully support community outreach efforts.
About 100 navigator groups across the country received $63 million in federal grants last year, but these groups are unsure that they will get the same funding from the Trump administration, according to an article from The New York Times.
CMS Rescinds Proposed Billing Edits For Partial Hospitalization Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Friday rescinded changes to its billing process for Partial Hospitalization Program services that were suspended last year. The changes to the agency's Integrated Outpatient Code Editor would have enforced the program's minimum 20 hours per week of therapeutic services by requiring weekly billing and denying claims that did not meet the 20 hours in a given week.
Hackers Outpace Insiders For Healthcare Breaches Reported in July
Healthcare IT News
For the first half of 2017, insiders caused the majority of healthcare breaches. But for the first time this year, hacking incidents were the greatest threat to the healthcare industry, according to the latest Protenus Breach Barometer released Wednesday. Healthcare organizations reported 36 breaches to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Civil Rights in July. Protenus had data from the 29 incidents, where 575,142 patient records were breached.
CMS Cancels Cardiac Bundles, Scales Back CJR Model: 8 Things To Know
CMS issued a proposed rule recently that would cancel or scale back major bundled payment initiatives.
Enclosed are eight things to know about the proposed rule.
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